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Clay

A class of silicate and aluminosilicate minerals with sheet-like structures that have enormous surface areas that can absorb large amounts of water.

Period

The elements in a horizontal row of the periodic table.

Coordination Compound or Complex

A compound containing coordinate covalent bonds.

Electron

A subatomic particle having a mass of 0.00054858 amu and a charge of 1-.

Moderator

A substance such as hydrogen, deuterium, oxygen or paraffin capable of slowing fast nuetrons upon collision.

Frasch Process

Method by which elemental sulfur is mined or extracted. Sulfur is melted with superheated water (at 170°C under high pressure) and forced to the surface of the earth as a slurry.

 

Alpha Particles

A helium nucleus.

Equation of State

An equation that describes the behavior of matter in a given state, the van der Waals equation describes the behavior of the gaseous state.

Saponification

Hydrolysis of esters in the presence of strong soluable bases.

Electrolysis

Process that occurs in electrolytic cells.